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Summer 2015 at the Alabama Folk School

Summer is a busy and exciting time at the Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell. I hope you'll join us for one of the events listed below!

Bethany Village Dedication
June 20, 2015

The Alabama Folk School is honored to be a part of the Bethany Village expansion at Camp McDowell. Bethany Village will double the size of camp and provide dedicated facilities for the folk school such as a dance hall (Hall Hall), a pottery studio, a fiber arts studio and a blacksmithing shop. Please join us Saturday, June 20th at 10 am for the Bethany Village dedication ceremony. More information >

Youth Blacksmithing Camp
July 9 - 11, 2015

Our first ever blacksmithing camp is open to students entering grades 9 - 12. Students will spend half of their time learning all about the art of blacksmithing from Lee McKee and the other half of their time participating in traditional summer camp activities.

Celtic Week
July 21 - 24, 2015

Our first annual Celtic Week has a fun and exciting line-up of classes. Choose from Irish fiddle, guitar, songs and dancing classes or try your hand at entrelac knitting. Learn more and register >

Youth Guitar Camp
July 30 - August 1, 2015

Do you love to play guitar and do you love summer camp? Are you a rising 9th - 12th grader? Then this is the perfect camp for you! Join talented instructors Jimmy Gauld and Laine Poole for two days of guitar instruction and summer camp fun! Learn more and register >


Newsletter Archive

fall folk school happenings

Bethany Village is now up and running and our first fall workshop begins this weekend. Students will be using our new facilities, including the folk arts studios. View the newsletter >

fall into the folk school

Summertime is coming to an end and the hustle and bustle of the school year is beginning. Need to escape from your busy fall schedule? View the newsletter >

Summer 2015 at the Alabama Folk School

Summer is a busy and exciting time at the Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell. I hope you'll join us for one of the events listed below! View the newsletter >

The Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell is thrilled to announce its first annual catalog!

The Alabama Folk School's first annual catalog is now available! Inside the catalog you will find detailed information about our 2015 workshops and classes. 

2015 WORKSHOPS ARE OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!

The 2015 workshop calendar is now available on our website. With one workshop under our belt, there are still ten upcoming workshops available for adults and three workshops available for children. View the newsletter >